15 July 2019

A few thoughts on the Democratic candidates

Out of the Democratic candidates, I'm disappointed that Bernie Sanders isn't doing better in the polls. He's one of the few candidates who clearly identifies the key issues and what needs to be done. As he says, it's impossible to make any changes unless you're willing to take on the rich and powerful. Elizabeth Warren also strikes me as a great choice, and Kamala Harris is interesting and to be applauded for being one of the few candidates (along with Bernie) who straightforwardly support universal healthcare. She has a phenomenal ability to connect with people. Buttigieg, beyond standing out for having the most difficult name, is surprisingly candid, which is likely to give the voters whiplash in Orwellian era of Trump.